Aixtooling GmbH was founded in 2005 as a spin-off company of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, with the vision of establishing precision molding of optical glass as a standard technology for the optical industry in Europe.
The young company has extensive competency in every significant component of the process chain for the replicative fabrication of precision glass optics. The core competences of Aixtooling GmbH are mold design, process layout, and the fabrication of ultra-precision molding systems. Feasibility studies and development projects can also be carried out in collaboration with Fraunhofer IPT. Using production-ready molding machines from Japanese machine builder Toshiba Machine Corporation, molded optics can be prototyped and small lots molded on a case-by-case basis.
Good strategic partnerships, the use and mastery of excellent equipment, extensive technological expertise, trusting collaboration with customers, and the trend towards wider use of complexly shaped optics are the fundamental principles of Aixtooling GmbH, and in the past few years they have led to successful corporate development.